I really don't post much in here (I mainly hang out in the Dec boards), but I thought this topic was much more appropriate here than in there.
People have really been making me mad with their discouraging (and even insulting) comments when I tell them I plan on a natural childbirth. A couple weeks ago a friend of mine said she saw some show where the women was giving natural birth and shared her opinion that, "Women these days aren't strong enough for natural childbirth. They're just much weaker than they used to be."
My aunt told me, "Don't be stupid. Epidurals make it much easier on you, why would you put yourself through that?"
Then yesterday I was out with my cousin and told her about my intentions for a natural birth (after she ASKED), her response was, "Haha! Good luck with that, I'll call you a month later and see if you got the epidural. You will."
Excuse me? Since when is it OKAY to be so rude?? Just because I'm a FTM doesn't mean I am incapable of giving natural childbirth.
Of course, I return the rude comments when they are out of line, and I just tell people why I'm choosing natural childbirth when I don't think they're trying to be rude. But I'm so SICK of hearing it. I feel like screaming, "GET OFF MY BACK, IT'S NONE OF YOU D@MN BUSINESS!!"
Any other FTMs getting this ALL that time??